What is another word for colloquialism?

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[ kəlˈə͡ʊkwɪəlˌɪzəm], [ kəlˈə‍ʊkwɪəlˌɪzəm], [ k_ə_l_ˈəʊ_k_w_ɪ__ə_l_ˌɪ_z_ə_m]

A colloquialism is a word or phrase that is commonly used in informal conversation. However, there are various synonyms that can be used instead of colloquialism, such as slang, vernacular, jargon, argot, lingo, and idiom. Slang refers to words and phrases used within a specific group of people with similar interests, backgrounds, or experiences. Vernacular is the everyday language used by a particular community or region, while jargon is specific to a particular profession or field. Argot is similarly specific to a certain group or subculture. Lingo is the unique language used by a specific group or profession. Finally, idiom refers to phrases or expressions with meanings that cannot be deduced from the individual words used.

Related words: profanity, slang, colloquial language, slang words, slang terms, colloquialism meaning

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    Synonyms for Colloquialism:

    What are the hypernyms for Colloquialism?

    A hypernym is a word with a broad meaning that encompasses more specific words called hyponyms.

    What are the hyponyms for Colloquialism?

    Hyponyms are more specific words categorized under a broader term, known as a hypernym.

    Usage examples for Colloquialism

    In his case the colloquialism must be taken literally; he really was thinking about breakfast, as he thought about every conscious act of his life when time allowed deliberation.
    "The Woman in Black"
    Edmund Clerihew Bentley
    The term Francie used was a colloquialism generally associated with levity, but her face, as she spoke, was none the less deeply serious-serious even to pain.
    "The Reverberator"
    Henry James
    Get yourself into the current of Circumstance-"in the swim," as the colloquialism has it.
    "The Young Man and the World"
    Albert J. Beveridge

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